Blu Ray Minor Issues List

 

Film titles which have problems throughout their running time that are considered minor distractions are placed here.

Examples of minor distractions would be edge enhancement used to sharpen some scenes but not all or excessive DNR used for a couple of minutes in a two hour film or perhaps macroblocking may be seen in some scenes in an otherwise perfect transfer. Films on this list are still highly recommended and not everyone will notice issues.

Minor Issues With Transfer To Blu Ray


Alien Resurrection
*An old master has been used, still it’s not too bad with decent detail levels
*Transfer Quality 3.5/5
*Sound Mix 4.5/5
*Click here for screencaps from the film


Anastasia
*Some minor banding – Its very minor
*Transfer Quality 4/5
*Sound Mix 4/5
*Click here for a blu ray film review of Anastasia


Black Sheep
*Mostly good detail levels but i think mild filtering done to enable easier compression at lower bitrates and this allows them to use less disc capacity
*Some compression issues may show up on uncalibrated displays
*Transfer Quality 3.5/5
*Sound Mix 4/5
*Click here for screencaps from the film


Blood: The Last Vampire
*Some minor ringing visible in some scenes
*Strange black lines can be seen during some darker lit moments of the film
*Transfer Quality 3.5/5
*Sound Mix 4.5/5
*Click for blu ray screencaps of Blood: The Last Vampire


Bram Stokers Dracula
*Grain structure intact but brightness/contrast/colour changes approved by the director may upset some
*Transfer Quality 4/5
*Sound Mix 4/5
*Click here for screencaps


Cloverfield
*I suspect some mild filtering has been applied to the image
*Edge enhancement in some scenes
*Transfer Quality 3.5/5
*Sound Mix 4.5/5
*Click here for screencaps from the film


Coraline
*3D Edition
*Typical ghosting issues
*Minor color issues
*Transfer Quality 3.5/5
*Sound Mix 4/5


Death Race
*Minor ringing in a few scenes
*Transfer Quality 4/5
*Sound Mix 4/5
*Click here for screencaps


Doomsday
*Detailed film like image
*Light grain in some scenes while barely visible in others may just be artistic intent
*Transfer Quality 4/5
*Sound Mix 4.5/5
*Click here for screencaps from Doomsday


Drag Me To Hell
*Minor compression artifacts in backgrounds in a handful of scenes
*Generally very good image quality and highly detailed
*Transfer Quality 4/5
*Sound Mix 4.5/5
*You can view a Drag Me To Hell blu ray review here


Eastern Promises
*Light grain structure
*Good film like image
*Minor ringing in some scenes
*Transfer Quality 4/5
*Sound Mix 3.5/5
*Region B edition


Friday The 13th (2009)
*Good quality image
*Minor grain reduction
*Transfer Quality 4/5
*Sound Mix 3.5/5


Ghostbusters
*Possibly a cinematographer approved transfer
*Retains grain structure but contrast boosting increases it
*Contrast boosting in some scenes results in lost detail
*New mastered in 4K blu ray restores the original cinema look
*Transfer Quality 4/5
*Sound Mix 3.5/5
*Click for Ghostbusters blu ray movie screencaps


Godzilla
*Light grain structure intact
*Pleasing film like image but an older 2K scan means softer detail – New 4K scan edition looks superb
*Click here for screencaps


Harts War
*Inconsistent Transfer with some fabulous scenes and some below average
*Edge enhancement visible on some scenes
*Transfer Quality 3.5/5
*Sound Mix 4/5
*Click here for screencaps from the film


Hollow Man
*Mostly film like image quality
*Grain structure mostly intact
*Possible ringing in a few scenes
*Transfer Quality 4/5
*Sound Mix 4.5/5
*Click here for my review of the film
*For screencaps from the film cick here.


I Am Legend
*Compression issues resulting in some blocking
*Transfer Quality 3.5/5
*Sound Mix 4.5/5


Into The Blue
*Some minor compression artifacts visible
*Transfer Quality 4/10
*Sound Mix 4/5
*Click here for screencaps from the film


King Kong
*Some minor grain reduction – HD DVD edition retains more of the film grain and slightly better detail as a result
*Opening scenes before the island is reached look the best but were still degrained
*Transfer Quality 4/5
*Sound Mix 4.5/5
*Click here for King Kong screencaps


Kung Fu Panda
*Lots of detail to the image
*Minor ringing in some scenes
*Transfer Quality 4/5
*Sound Mix 4.5/5
*Click here for my review of the film


Lost Season 4
*Some minor EE in some of the earlier episodes
*Transfer Quality 4/5
*Sound Mix 3.5/5


Lost Season 5
*Some minor EE in a few episodes
*Transfer Quality 4/5
*Sound Mix 3.5/5


Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
*Mostly good transfer but suspected minor filtering of grain structure removes finer detail
*Considering this had a stero mix the sound quality is very poor
*Transfer Quality 4/5
*Sound Mix 1.5/5
*View blu ray screencaps of Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior here


Mr & Mrs Smith
*Grain reduction applied to the digital intermediate which was director approved is also present on the blu ray disc
*This is the directors cut of the film
*Transfer Quality 4/10
*Sound Mix 4.5/5
*Click for blu ray screencaps of Mr & Mrs Smith


Predator – original release
*Film grain is intact some of it is heavy due to zooming in on scenes post production
*Retains it’s original filmed look
*Some compression issues are visible throughout the movie most likely due to using MPEG2 and a single layer disc
*Transfer Quality 4/5
*Sound Mix 4/5
*Click for blu ray screencaps of Predator


Predator 2
*Some DNR on the entire transfer


Saw VI
*Minor compression artifacts
*Transfer Quality3.5/5
*Sound Mix 4/5
*Click for blu ray screencaps of Saw VI


Smallville Season 9
*Some compression issues
*Transfer Quality 3.5/5
*Sound Mix 3.5/5
*Click for blu ray screencaps of Smallville


Taken – UK and American extended edition
*Film like pleasing image
*Grain structure intact *Downconversion from 4K master has introduced some mild ringing in some scenes
*Transfer Quality 4/5
*Sound Mix 4.5/5


The Chronicles Of Narnia – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
*Some minor DNR and EE
*Transfer Quality 3.5/5
*Sound Mix 4.5/5


The Bourne Ultimatum
*Very minor compression issues in opening darkly lit indoor scenes
*Transfer Quality 4/5
*Sound Mix 4/5
*Click here for screencaps from the film


The Haunting In Connecticut
*Minor compression issues
*Transfer Quality 4/5
*Sound Mix 4/5


The Midnight Meat Train
*Edge enhancement visible in a number of scenes due to sharpening
*Film grain structure is maybe slightly more pronounced than it should be due to sharpening
*Transfer Quality 3.5/5
*Sound Mix 4/5


The Rock
*Occasional EE/Ringing due to older master being used
*Transfer Quality 3.5/5
*Sound Mix 4/5


The Silence Of The Lambs
*Minor grain reduction
*Early scenes such as when Clarice meets Jack Crawford suffer from waxy appearance
*Transfer Quality 3.5/5
*Sound Mix 3.5/5


The Stendahl Syndrome
*Some sharpening has been applied to this edition making the noise stand out more
*What appears to be film grain is in fact noise due to a CRT scanner used on the Italian transfer
*Some artifacting most of which is invisible in motion


The Strangers
*Minor grain reduction
*Transfer Quality 3.5/5
*Sound Mix 4.5/5
*Click here for screencaps


There Will Be Blood
*Some EE/Ringing is visible
*Transfer Quality 3.5/5
*Sound Mix 4/5


Tomb Raider – The Cradle Of Life – German Edition
*Minor grain reduction – Some scenes still retain all the film grain
*Minor compression issues in a few scenes only
*Transfer Quality 4/5
*Sound Mix 4/5
*Click here for my review of the film
*Click for blu ray screencaps of Tomb Raider – The Cradle Of Life


2001 A Space Odyssey
*Minor ringing issues throughout


2012
*Compression issues throughout the film
*Transfer Quality 3.5/5
*Sound Mix 4/5
*Click for blu ray screencaps of 2012


3:10 To Yuma
*Film like but contains aliasing
*Transfer Quality 3.5/5
*Sound Mix 4/5

 Last updated by on May 16, 2015